Summit & Research Symposium

Friday, April 12, 2024

Indiana University, Bloomington

Registration: Closed March 29, 2024

CEA Member & Partner $125
Non-Member Campuses $175
Student Registration $50

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About the event

The Summit and Research Symposium is our signature event of the year that brings together experts from around the country who weave their work with community engagement in higher education.

This is open to all faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners, even those who are not partner institutions. Partner institutions do receive a discounted registration rate.

"Great event - very thoughtfully planned. Wonderful to have time with others who are doing similar work."

"It was a great event and I would love to attend again in future!"

"Thank you for a great conference. The food was awesome, too. The comfort of attendees was clearly at the forefront of thought/planning."

"Always appreciate this conference and all the work that goes into it."

"My favorite thing about the Summit was being surrounded by so many passionate and community-minded people!"

Ted Jones Playhouse

Networking Reception April 11th

Join us the evening before the Summit & Research Symposium for a free networking reception at the Ted Jones Playhouse in Bloomington, Indiana. Registration is free! If you are registered for the summit this event is included! Be sure to update your registration to include this networking event.

The schedule

Check out the 2024 schedule! 2024 is going to be a great year with a robust agenda.

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Keynote Speaker

Carol Geary Schneider, Ph.D. is an American educator and former president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (1998-2016). Currently, she serves as Senior Advisor to the Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement Coalition (CLDE), a national effort involving over 70 major organizations to make college civic learning and democracy engagement part of each two-and four-year college student’s educational pathway. All the institutional accrediting commissions and a growing number of state systems and private institution consortia have joined the CLDE movement.

Dr. Schneider, through her work at AAC&U and as a fellow with the Lumina Foundation, has emphasized the importance of braiding quality learning and equity together, so that college study reliably prepares all students to contribute and thrive in a complex, fast-changing world. She helped create the High Impact Practices (HIPs) movement, and, in her work for the CLDE Coalition, points to new research showing that when students participate in civic-facing HIPs – e.g., through community-based projects and research—they are more likely to complete college and they gain practical skills needed both in the economy and in a divided democracy

The venue

Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47405

Make your reservation by March 10, 2024 with Hotel Block Code CEA24.

Campus Map

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What to expect

Attire for the Summit is business casual. Lunch and a light breakfast are included. The day typically includes a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and time for networking.

2023 Summit Reviews

Overall Experience

4.7 out of 5 Average Rating

Recommend It

96% of attendees would bring a colleague in the future

Professional Development

96.3% Felt the Summit supports professional development

Relevant to Work

96.3% Felt the Summit supports their community engagement work

2024 Supporters & Partners

We are grateful to all our supporters for their ongoing support of the Summit and Research Symposium.

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